GB 1534 CM/3
- 1915 - 1977 (Creation)
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6 volumes, 1 box (7 items)
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(1899 - ? (fl 1921-1947))
Catherine Charlotte Robinson Morrison was born on the 16th of December 1899. In 1918 she joined the Scarborough Union - a workhouse - where she worked as a Probationer Nurse until 1920, then as an Assistant Nurse until 1921. She then underwent training to become a Nurse at Stepping Hill Poor Law Hospital near Stockport, which she completed in 1925. During this period she took courses in Elementary Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical and Surgical nursing. She then undertook a further year of training at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in Bedford. Having qualified, she worked at the 5th(1st) General Scottish Hospital at Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire. It was from here that she was recruited by the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), and on the 25th June 1940 left on the HMS Aquitonia for Egypt. She then worked at the 15th Scottish General Hospital in Cairo for the majority of the war, before working in India. During this time she visit numerous places, including Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, capturing the places she visited in photographs. She later returned to Scotland, received her Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma from the Ophthalmic Nursing Board in 1952, and by the later 1960s was living in the village of Meigle.
Catherine Morrison's papers were donated by her friend to the Glasgow Women's Library in September 2016.
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Accession: 2017-4, donated 8th September 2016.
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Photograph albums and loose photographs taken throughout Catherine Morrison's life. They include photographs taken by her, and photographs sent to her. Most photographs were taken around 1940-1947 (while she was on War Service and travelling), however there are also photographs with family and friends from before and after this period.
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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)
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Created by Katie McDonald, 2nd November 2017.